What Is the Safest City in the World?


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The safest city in the world is Melbourne, Australia, which received a 97.5 out of 100 city score from the Economist Intelligence Unit. These city scores are based on criteria such as safety, quality of life, cleanliness, culture and affordability.

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What Is the Safest City in the World?
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The remaining top 10 safest cities are Auckland, New Zealand; Perth, Australia; Helsinki, Finland; Sydney, Australia; Adelaide, Australia; Calgary, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Vancouver, Canada; and Vienna, Austria. The safest cities in the United States are Honolulu, Hawaii, and San Francisco, Calif. Conversely, the most dangerous cities in the world are Detroit, Mich.; Cairo, Egypt; Harare, Zimbabwe; Lagos, Nigeria; Port Moresby, Papa New Guinea; Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Damascus, Syria.

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